When the PPUK officers had their last conference call, less than a week ago, we set ourselves a simple target. The capability to enrol members had just been put in place. The website was live and we hoped to convert the 200 regular users of the forum into full members within a fortnight. The plan was to only engage the media after we had a little money, a few members to boast of, and the chance to test our systems and processes and fix the remaining bugs. Well, forget that plan! The media has been hot for the story from moment the Telegraph reported that the Pirate Party UK had officially registered. The party is only 2 weeks old, but the response has been extraordinary.
If you live in Wales, are aged 11-18 and want to take part in the Welsh Youth Parliament you will not be allowed to disclose your party affiliation.
The Welsh Government announced the end to their consultation in November 2017 and have decided on the particulars surrounding the Welsh Youth Parliament, despite never publishing the results of the consultation.
Those aged 11-18 are permitted to take part, the first elections will be November 2018 and there will be 60 members but none are allowed to disclose their party association(s). Indeed it is unclear if any register of...